Emerging from The Underthing

Under the University there is a place Auri calls The Underthing.

In the Kingkiller Chronicles by one of my favorite authors, Patrick Rothfus, Kvothe finds a mysterious character called Auri, who lives in a realm of rooms and tunnels under the University, which she calls The Underthing.

I finished book two and eagerly awaiting the third ! Searching for quotes from Auri on the web there are some good ones on the sub-reddit

“Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes.”

This is a unique tunnel in Kennesaw, GA that has a circular tin construction and runs under the railroad track by the Depot Park, called the Depot Park Underpass.

This is a another set of images where I used an arguably strange workflow. Lightroom was used to convert the image to black and white, then a couple of plugins were used to add color back. On1 (v.10) was used for toning here.

Another view of it, but processed with more color, gives the corrugated metal a moody, rustic look. Multiple color gradients in Nik Color Effects were used to create the atmosphere in this one. I still have the previous version before DXO bought the software suite.

I discovered Patrick Rothfus through the community in The Arcanum, so making photos inspired by the book series is sort of a full circle inception for me ! 🙂 List in the comments any books that provided inspiration for your creativity if you like.

Jamie Peters

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